VIZ Cinema Sets Ghost in the Shell Marathon

VIZ Cinema in San Francisco is screening a marathon of the classic anime film Ghost in the Shell and its sequels from July 3 to 8.

The screenings, which VIZ Cinema and New People are presenting in association with Bandai Entertainment and Manga Entertainment, are the second entry in the theater’s Sci-Fi Anime Madness series.

Ghost in the Shell is based on a popular manga series created by Shirow Masamune and was adapted into a feature film in 1995 that went on to become an international smash hit. It was followed by a sequel in 2004, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, which was also directed by Mamoru Oshii.

The marathon also will screen three feature-length film re-cuts including ‘The Laughing Man,’ that features a separate, self-contained storyline based on the Stand Alone Complex anime TV series, produced in 2005, as well as ‘Individual Eleven,’ and ‘Solid State Society,’ two features based on the second season of the anime television series that was produced in 2006.

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